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A congenital, erythematous eruption

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Unknown: A congenital, erythematous eruption
Jason S Ballin DO1, Brian P Green DO2, Robin Gehris MD2, Doug Kress MD2, Csaba Galambos MD3
Dermatology Online Journal 16 (7): 15

1. Naval Branch Health Clinic, Department of Aviation Medicine, Kingsville, Texas.
2. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Wexford, Pennsylvania
3. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Division of Pediatric Pathology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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A 2-day-old male patient was seen in consultation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for multiple erythematous, scaly papules that were present at birth. He was born full-term via uncomplicated vaginal delivery following a healthy pregnancy to two non-consanguineous parents. He was otherwise healthy. Physical examination showed a well-appearing male with erythematous papules with scale on his scalp, face, trunk, and bilateral upper and lower extremities (Figures 1 and 2). The axilla and inguinal folds were involved as well. A 4 mm punch biopsy was performed on one of the representative papules on his abdomen. A high-power view of the histopathology is shown in Figure 3.

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